Message From the President
It is a great honor and privilege to serve as the President of the T.J. Reddick Bar Association for 2015-2016. This year my focus is on the Education of Our Youth and Advocating for Change! My platforms have already been put to the test as the executive board and members will continue to strive to attain and perfect the goals and mission upon which the organization was established. I applaud my Board for their commitment and hard work. It is my intent to maintain the high standards of professionalism, advocacy and service we have accomplished. I will strive to further increase membership, dedicate my time to serving the underprivileged, and bridge the generational gap in our communities and legal profession. I hold tremendous trial experience and a deep passion for defending the underdog and being a public servant. These continuing acts of Civil Rights violations and instances of police misconduct or violence against people of color have returned us to a time which caused the Civil Rights Movement. African Americans are still not going to the Polls to place their votes. We have to educate ourselves on the benefits of Voting and the effects it has on our communities if we do not. African Americans remain underrepresented on the bench. We are committed to the preservation of the sub-circuit election process and are continuing to advocate for an increase of minority judges which reflect our diverse communities. This Bar Association is dedicated to maintaining the honor and dignity of the legal profession and cultivating relationships and professionalism among our members. In addition we will sponsor a host of Continuing Legal Education programs, networking and community outreach events to add value to our members. I want to thank all of you who have become members because it is time for us to stop talking about the problems…and TAKE ACTION! There remains work to do. We have an interesting, innovative and fun year ahead but we NEED your active participation and join us as we press for change. With your unwavering support, the T.J. Reddick Bar Association will continue to build and empower the community at large. If you are interested in learning more about our organization, committees or applying for membership, please contact us. We are happy to hear from you and Thank you! Sincerely, Ruby Green, Esq.